Monday, June 24, 2013

A Book My Father Kept

I spent this past weekend with my mother going through some of my father's papers. While we threw out so much, my mother said I could keep this book. He had it put aside in a special place to keep it safe:

My father was a veteran of the Korean War and had served his country during the Cold War. Here he is at one of his swearing-ins (my father is the one with his hand raised):

Here he is at another swearing-in with my mother (that's Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female member of SCOTUS, administering the oath of office):

My father's yahrtzeit, remembrance day, is coming up. On the American calendar it is August 15.

Suddenly, I miss him so much.